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VaporLock Screwgate Carabiner
Overview READ MOREAn ultralight, pear-shaped locking biner that’s ideal for long free climbs and slimming your rack, the VaporLock Screwgate strikes the perfect balance between weight savings and function.
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DescriptionOur lightest full-function pear locker, the Black Diamond VaporLock carabiner provides a smooth increase in friction and is ideal for belaying and rappelling when you want more control.
- Increases friction up to 30% when lowering or rappelling with an ATC
- Munter Hitch compatible on ropes up to 9.4 mm
- Keylock nose prevents snagging
- Screwgate sleeve
- Type H or HMS connector. For dynamic belaying using a Munter Hitch or belay device.
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VaporLock Screwgate Carabiner is rated out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mountainplayer from Lightweight yet Workhorse Locker Vaporlock is surprisingly light for its size. In fact, it is lighter than many other smaller lockers. BD really manipulated the shape of the aluminum stock into a sort of I-beam to get the weight down. I now use the vaporlock for almost all my locker needs, except rappelling. For that I use the Mini Pearabiner which is basically the same size but has a bit thicker rod stock to better withstand the wear incurred by rappelling.
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by graniteskistate from Excellent for your lightweight alpine set up! Perfect to help keep the weight down. If you counting grams you can leave the ATC at home and tie a simple Munter and you are good to go. Compact but the shape and design make it very easy to use.
Date published: 2020-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by benderob_7 from Favorite Belay Biner This is my favorite carabiner to use with my belay device! It has a great shape for handling many ropes at once, and it is WAY lighter than a RockLock or Mini-Pear Biner. Great.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Weston from Must Have. Great overall Biner. You can trust your life with this thing - feel confident in that. Black Diamond doesn't slump on quality. Climb with confidence.
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike from Nice Carabiner I just used this carabiner on a 1300 foot climb. I wanted to shed some weight so I decided to give this a try and I really like it. I used it to belay and rappel without any issues. The rope moved smoothly through it. It is very well designed and I will be buying some more to swap out my larger lockers.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ken E from For hammock Bought these to support my hammock, does a mighty fine job!
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by jvlehto from Great gear For years this carabiner has been my favorite biner with large opening and light weight. Jut gotta love it!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bowers from Light, all purpose biner I keep a few of these biners on me when I'm guiding for all those occassions that require a locker. At work i use 10mm rope and have plenty of room for a munter hitch or multiple knots clipped into one point. On my own time I love these because they lighten my rack compared the traditional workhorse lockers such as rocklock, Am'd, etc..(perfectly good biners btw) that I used to use. Overall I would and have recommended these carrabiners to friends.
Date published: 2017-03-26